Foreign Language & Culture (IDN-74)

Type: Education: Teaching languages - Country: Indonesia

Brief description and main aims

Foreign language  (English,  French,  Japanese,  Korean,  Mandarin,  Arabic) and  culture  has  entered  Indonesian  education  curriculum  in  the  recent years and has been  introduced  to  high school  students.  In  this  level,  they  learn  basic foreign language skills, such  as greetings, vocabulary and constructing simple sentences. Besides that, they also  learn  about  the  culture.  Sometimes,  the  school  makes foreign culture festivals  in  the  end  of  the  year. 

In  university  level,  it  has  become a major  of studies.  Student,  who  is  under  language  department,  is  also  given  the option to learn foreign language and culture as their minor studies.  In  university,  the  students  learn more about the  language,  such  as  grammatical,  pronunciation,  vocabulary, history, art, letter etc.

Volunteer tasks

The role of the volunteer will be assisting local teacher in teaching a foreign Language  (Japanese,  English,  French,  Korean,  Mandarin,  Arabic  etc.)  Moreover,  the  presence  of  volunteers  could give  them  motivation  in  practicing  their  foreign language knowledge. Intercultural learning in a form of dialogue, music and games could give the student better understanding of another culture.

Volunteer requirements / Skills

The volunteer should love to work with young people and be open-minded, mature, respectful of local customs, tolerant, creative, flexible, patient, confident and independent. The volunteer should also be willing to accept basic living conditions in the project site.

The volunteer should have never been found guilty in a criminal case. It is strictly prohibited to possess narcotics, marijuana, opium, stimulants or other drugs. The volunteer should not have piercings on the face and no visible tattoos. A common hairstyle (not colourful, dreadlocks) is requested. Flexible vegetarians are welcomed but unfortunately, we are not able to host strict vegetarians (vegan).

Please accept our apology that we are not able to host volunteers with mental disabilities or people with mobility and movement impairments, such as a limitation on physical functioning, blindness, deftness, epilepsy, sleep disorders etc.)


These projects are located on Java Island.

The terminal of Arrival: Semarang Airport, railway station (Volunteer is NOT ALLOWED to buy a flight ticket before getting the visa and confirmation from the host organization).

Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)

The  accommodation  and  food  will  be  provided  by  the host  project.  The volunteer  will  stay  with a local  host  family  or  at a dormitory  (to  be  confirmed). Facilities  are  simple  and  Indonesian  style  (no  hot  water,  no  washing machine).

More Information

1 volunteer at each project.

To respect all the regulations due to COVID-19 the volunteers should follow the health protocol obligated by the Government of Indonesia.

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